March 20, 2009 Subject:
Sloppy but great
My first shows of '89. Pretty good stuff for my home turf---
I remember a sloppy, but great-energy first set. The boys were pretty much warming up for a 3 night run.
Great soundboard quality here. What's with the crazy Flange/Chorus on Phil's bass on "stranger"? I'm sure it was a mistaken FX return on the board or something, 'cause I sure didn't hear it live. It's such a non-Dead sound, kinda cool.
Our ride left without us that night (nice!) and we were trudging through Inglewood after the show---NOT the place to be after a dead show, and still pretty amped from that night's substances.
We stumbled right into a bus, which took us straight within a block from my pad in Hollywood. Had a great rest of the night, the show still ringing in my ears. I still think '89 was a smokin' year, and this was a great kickoff.